What's with the spoiler boxes? The movie is out, I fail to see why anyone who doesn't want details couldn't just avoid this thread, but I digress...
First off, kudos to them for not showing every detail in the trailers. Yeah, we saw brief snippets of most scenes, but I never felt like I was watching an extended trailer. Using the beginning of the movie as the basis for most of the trailer is much appreciated.
Harrison looks good. I gotta admit, he looked too old at first, but by the end of the movie I wasn't thinking he looked old, just that Indy is back. You just kind of get used to him.
My biggest complaint is the lack of realism. Nobody could have survived that ridiculous tumble in the refrigerator. Nobody could have survived three trips over huge waterfalls, while staying in the boat most of the time no less. The vine swinging? Ugh. And how convenient to have a nice path cleared through the heart of the Amazon Jungle to facilitate a chase scene.
The movie dragged in the middle, too much exposition, but as soon as Marion showed up the movie was suddenly fun, exciting, funny, and a joy to watch. Loved their chemistry. The reaction to Mutt once he knew he was his son was fun. Too bad Marion didn't show up until halfway through.
So glad they didn't tell us beforehand that Mutt would turn out to be Indy's son *eye roll*. Come on, did anyone not see that coming?
Too bad there were no cameos. I remember Lucas saying years ago he had a scene written with Indy's old flames. I figured out pretty quickly the movie would end with a wedding, and they could have brought back Willy, Short Round, Sallah, or whomever for the scene (although that could have detracted from the moment).
Just in case we forgot this movie is set in the fifties, they managed to shoe-horn in every single cliched scene one could imagine to remind us.
Overall, third best in the series. Highly entertaining. Better than most movies out there, if it seems disappointing in some ways it's due only to the incredible pedigree it had to live up to.